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Sodium acetate: An overlooked, "green" de-icing solution for highways

Katsanos, A, Nwaubani, SO and Mulheron, M (2010) Sodium acetate: An overlooked, "green" de-icing solution for highways

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This study investigates sodium acetate [NAAC], a rather neglected bio-degradable de-icer, which may, however, present a viable solution towards sustainable and environment-friendly winter operations in certain situations. The results presented here are a selection of data obtained by SEM imaging and element mapping, together with X-Ray diffractometry in order to demonstrate the benign nature of NAAC solutions with regard to their interaction with cement pastes. The effect of the inclusion of microsilica in the cement paste in these tests is evaluated through the use of pure OPC and microsilica containing specimens. The results obtained suggest that sodium acetate is an effective de-icer that may deserve as much attention by researchers and the industry, in the same way as other well known alternative de-icers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Katsanos, A
Nwaubani, SO
Date : 1 December 2010
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:27
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 18:37

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